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Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Carneros Estate Merlot 2008

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The Jacuzzi family estate vineyard located in the southern Sonoma Carneros region produces grapes that exhibit the classical fruit-forward flavors of Merlot. Careful handling, from the vineyard through fermentation brings out the wine's complex layers and silky tannins. A taste of chocolate and flavors of juicy cherries is followed by a hint of green olives.

Region: USA » California » Napa » Carneros

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Jacuzzi Family Vineyards:
  Jacuzzi Family Vineyards’ life as a company began in 1907, when Valeriano and Francesco Jacuzzi immigrated to the United States. After first working in the aviation industry, Valeriano first obtained his license to sell wine for home consuption in 1936, after purchasing their 161 acre farm in the 1920s. Today, the vineyard has 190 acres in the Carneros region of Sonoma, as well... Read more
  Jacuzzi Family Vineyards’ life as a company began in 1907, when Valeriano and Francesco Jacuzzi immigrated to the United States. After first working in the aviation industry, Valeriano first obtained his license to sell wine for home consuption in 1936, after purchasing their 161 acre farm in the 1920s. Today, the vineyard has 190 acres in the Carneros region of Sonoma, as well as vineyards in the Sonoma Coast appellation. Charlie Tsegeletos is their Director of Winemaking, as well as their winemaker. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Carneros Estate Merlot

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
2.50 5
10/01/2012

This is fairly complex on the nose with lovely carob, chocolate, pencil lead and wood spice aromas all nicely setting off the black cherry fruit. Full and rich in the mouth, this shows some pretty sophisticated flavors of black fruit, plum skin and a touch of earth, all supported by nicely integrated toasty and vanilla wood flavors. There’s a touch of extra tannin adding some dryness to the palate, but this is rich enough to handle it well. On the back end, nice herbal suggestions emerge adding complexity that fades quickly on the slightly chalky if modest, long plum and wood spice finish. 88pts


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Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
4.00 5
10/01/2012

A little drying, fruity, oaky, leathery - like new shows. This is tasty, I really like it.


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
1024273727
2.50 5
10/02/2012

This one is funky with some burnt rubber on the nose. Plum and woodsy with spice and medium acidity. Not my fav


Snooth User: Michael C Butler
1066071624
0.00 5
10/01/2012

Bitter tannins and hints of oak chips



The Jacuzzi family estate vineyard located in the southern Sonoma Carneros region produces grapes that exhibit the classical fruit-forward flavors of Merlot. Careful handling, from the vineyard through fermentation brings out the wine's complex layers and silky tannins. A taste of chocolate and flavors of juicy cherries is followed by a hint of green olives.

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